Butler Snow attorney Mitchell K. Morris will virtually present “Defending Punitive Damages Cases and Preventing Runaway Awards: New Approaches” through Strafford on Thursday, Jan. 28 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. EST. The webinar will discuss how to give the jury reasons not to award punitive damages even if it ultimately decides the client caused the alleged harm and should compensate the plaintiff. The panel will discuss important pre-trial considerations, legal protections available to the defendant and crucial decisions to be addressed at trial, as well as using Federal Rule of Evidence 407 to counter the plaintiff’s perennial “send a message” theme. More details about the webinar and registration can be found here.
Morris practices within Butler Snow’s Products, Catastrophic & Industrial Litigation and Commercial Litigation groups. He regularly represents clients in high-exposure traumatic injury, wrongful death, intentional tort, environmental, pharmaceutical and complex commercial matters. Morris also devotes a significant part of his practice to combatting fraud and abuse in mass and class actions. He represents clients nationally and has appeared in state or federal courts in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, West Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Missouri, New York and California.
Morris completed his undergraduate education at the University of Virginia and earned his Juris Doctor from Washington & Lee University School of Law. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers®, Best Lawyers in America® and The Legal 500 U.S. Morris is a member of the Association of Transportation Law Professionals, the Defense Research Institute, the Richmond Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar.